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December 11, 2018

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Aria closes its buffet for remodeling

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Steve Marcus / Las Vegas Sun

A server takes a beverage order from MGM Mirage employees at the Aria buffet Monday, Dec. 14, 2009.

After three years and strong consumer reviews, the buffet at Aria has closed to remake its food and atmosphere.

The buffet, located on the pool level, closed Monday and is expected to reopen by the end of the year, officials at MGM Resorts International said today.

Expect the new buffet to have different food choices, a redesigned layout and a new color scheme. Full details were not available. Reopening is set for late December.

The buffet received above-average to excellent reviews from diners on Yelp, including a four-star rating by one customer just two days before it closed.

In September, Caesars Palace opened an expansive new buffet, which cost $17 million to remake and drew lines of people who waited for hours to pick from more than 500 dishes. The Aria’s renovation is not expected to be as extensive.

Aria and City Center opened in 2009 in the midst of the recession, but the $8.5 billion project has survived through tough economic times.

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